If you know me you know I’m always running out the door in a pure, utter panic.
Sparkling water, keys, laptop, iPhone in one hand & an oversized handbag, packed with way too many things, in the other.
Since I’m flying out the door like a lunatic, it’s difficult to prepare, food-wise.
Like, I’m definitely not one of those people who meal preps for a week in advance ( props if you do this, teach me your ways )— there’s no 4 ounce chicken with a side of sweet potatoes & grilled zucchini laying perfectly in a casual Tupperware in my fridge. OH NO…So clearly, I have to get creative.
And by creative I mean SNACKS. In my bag. At all times. ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
Because without snacks I would die of hunger, mid-freeway, on the way to Pilates.
So let’s dissect those snacks along with the rest of the stuff in my bag, shall we?
* Please do not mind the contents of my purse, I know— there’s a hell of a lot stuffed in my everyday handbag =).
Ok, so snacks first, rest of the stuff second:
Homemade trail mix: this is my version of meal prep guys. Basically I’m sick of store bought trail mix being BLAH. So I made my own with goji berries, sliced almonds, chia seeds, cacao nibs, unsweetened toasted coconut flakes, & whatever else looks fun in my pantry. Throw it in a bag & you’re golden.
Berries: easy, quick, organic, you get it. The reason I bring berries is to throw in my yogurt. Sometimes I’ll eat them with cacao nibs too for a little extra sweetness. Berries are FILLLLLED with antioxidants & make a great snack. Grapes are fun too if they’re in season.
Chobani Simply 100 yogurt: yogurt is a must for me because it has protein. I tend to feel fuller after protein SO yogurt is a great ‘throw in your purse & go snack’. Chobani Simply 100 has NO artificial ingredients, made with real fruit, & it’s packed with fiber and protein so it’s the perfect snack. I’m also a fan of the newest flavor Strawberry Banana. There’s Mixed Red Berry too. Nothing better than adding my homemade trail mix to the yogurt & topped with berries.
Banana: no brainer. Easy to carry. Sometimes I’ll bring a side of raw almond butter to dip my banana in. YUM.
Unsalted pistachios or raw almonds: again, quick & easy is kind of my thing. Nuts are an awesome source of protein. If Michael’s in the car with me he usually eats them all ( which is great because his hypoglycemia is at a full time HIGH whenever we’re in the car ).
Ok now, here are the other goodies:
2016 Day Planner + white pen: my day planner is my bible. If I leave it at home, I use my Google calendar instead. I am HUGE calendar person. Like it’s annoying. The calendar struggle is real. I strive to be better each day.
TSC Bombshell Body Guide: a girl’s gotta workout & I use TSC guide everywhere. I know that sounds weird but it’s easier to follow a workout by myself if I have a visual.
White Mophie X 8 ( yes, 8. Told you I was nuts ): THAT’S RIGHT, THERE’S EIGHT CHARGERS. Don’t pretend like you’re not curious. The second someone’s phone dies, I’m their best friend. Why? Because I have 8 chargers in my purse. My phone is constantly plugged into my handbag like a dork but who cares at least my phone isn’t dead. For phone cases, I’m loving this one & this one lately. Very Beverly Hills hotel, if you will.
Grapefruit lip balm: by far my favorite lip balm because of its hint of rosy pink. The smell is the best ever too.
Business cards: yes. TSC & blog-doo cards are always on hand.
White camera x gold chain: this white camera is light, gets the job done, & is great for Instagram. Plus it has a selfie cam so there’s that. And it’s white. Who DOESN’T like a white camera? The gold chain was gifted to me by my friend, Erica. Fun right— it adds a little flair to the camera.
( Also, handbag is sold out, but VERY similar is here for $14.99!!! ).
I propose to make it a rule that every girl in the world should carry snacks.
…That way no one will ever get in a fight with their boyfriend because they were HANGRY.
Making worldwide snacking strides in 2016, lauryn x